It’s been a little over a year since Amazon first released the Kindle Paperwhite 3.
I was looking back at my review of the Kindle Paperwhite 3 and it’s pretty outdated so I decided to put together a new updated video review for 2016.
Amazon changed a number of things this past year with the Kindle software since the Paperwhite 3 was first released.
They changed up the homescreen with a new look, but it can still be reverted back to the old homescreen in settings if you want.
Amazon also redesigned a number of UI elements. They changed the interface font and changed the layout of a number of menus and settings windows.
They introduced a new enhanced typesetting engine to add support for hyphens, drop caps, ligatures, and other improvements to text layout, including the recently added Page Flip feature that lets you view 9 pages at once to quickly scan through an ebook like a paper book.
Amazon introduced a new KFX format for Kindle books to add those features. There’s even a Calibre plugin that lets you convert ebooks into KFX format for the added features.
So here’s an updated video review for what the Kindle Paperwhite 3 looks like in 2016. If you’re wondering about PDF features, nothing has changed in that regard so the Kindle Paperwhite 3 PDF review is still up-to-date.
Amazon also started offering a white version of the Kindle Paperwhite last month when the new entry-level Kindle was released. The hardware it still the same so it’s not a new model, just a different color.
Thank you for being one of the most informative websites about e-readers. Not many of them.
I like my Sony PRS-T3 but I always keep my eyes open for a new e-reader. I hope that e-readers will stay and be more developed. I prefer ereader before ipads etc.
Amazon has like what, 10 6″ eReadere since the Kindle inception back in 2007? Aside from the failed Kindle DX, how would releasing more of the same really entice people to purchase? When you think of the hundreds of thousands if not millions of the Kindle eReaders that Amazon has sold since that time do they not think that perhaps for once upgrading to an 8 inch eReader would finally give all those millions of customers a legitimate reason to upgrade? So Instead of the 20K Paperwhite 3 reviews perhaps we could be seeing 100K. Does it not make business sense for Amazon to do this? People can say all day long they don’t need a larger device but look what happened when Apple for example made a larger phone, the result was record-breaking sales!
Al Fortuner says
I stumbled on this site trying to understand the difference between my 1st generation Kindle Fire, and what else was available. Just wanted to thank you for your efforts. Recently, I researched a replacement for my 1st generation Paperwhite. Thanks to you, within a couple of minutes I realized I could use that money better some where else.